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Univision Is for Sale for $20 Billion Spanish-language broadcaster seeking offers from CBS, Time Warner

Despite having spent the last several years expanding its content divisions, Hispanic broadcasting giant Univision is soliciting buyout offers according to a report in today's Wall Street Journal. The network…

June 13, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT

CBS Finishes Upfront With CPM Increases Lower Than Last Year Network says it still has the highest rates in the market

This upfront season, it's all over but the shouting for CBS, according to a statement released by the organization itself today. “As we near the finish line, we are very confident…

June 13, 2014, 2:56 PM EDT

Hyundai Buys Solo Sponsorship of Hulu's Mario Batali Show The High Road Series will promote the new Genesis

Hulu has sold sole sponsorship rights to Hyundai for its arty new branded unscripted series The High Road. The series, shot in black and white and set in New York,…

June 12, 2014, 12:21 PM EDT

Robert Rodriguez Does Everything From Programming to Sound Editing at El Rey Network Director of Machete Kills to speak at confab

Robert Rodriguez made a name for himself in the '90s as a movie director alongside frequent collaborator and friend Quentin Tarantino, but his latest claim to fame has been his…

June 11, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

Fox Cancels Us & Them Before Airing a Single Episode The romantic sitcom had been slated to launch this summer

That's a wrap for Us & Them, a remake of popular British sitcom Gavin & Stacey. A Fox spokesperson confirmed that the show had been canceled for some time, though Vulture…

June 10, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

Netflix Will Stop Telling Customers Verizon Is Making Their Movies Load Slower But its cool ISP tool says Verizon is slow

Netflix said Monday it would comply with Verizon's cease-and-desist letter, sent to both the general public and Netflix general counsel David Hyman from Verizon general counsel Randal S. Milch. The…

June 9, 2014, 3:25 PM EDT

At the Upfronts, Data Is Driving Deals Buyers' new motto: trust but verify

The broadcast ad market is on its feet and moving toward deals as of this week, but one thing that seems to be in much greater play this year is…

June 8, 2014, 8:18 PM EDT

Verizon Sends Netflix a Public Cease and Desist Letter Snarky error messages draw pushback

Netflix has been taking potshots at ISPs and Verizon isn't taking them lying down. On Tuesday, Twitter users started posting screenshots of their Netflix apps calling out Verizon by name…

June 6, 2014, 4:58 PM EDT

The Duck Dynasty Robertsons Are Putting Out a Bible Publisher says Al and Phil are 'really about life change'

Yes, there is going to be a Duck Dynasty Bible. No, the Robertsons are not contributing to the scriptural canon—the translation used in the October edition from HarperCollins' religious book publisher…

June 6, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

Game of Thrones Is the Most Popular Show Ever on HBO Average rating beats The Sopranos

The adventures of Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen and Jon Snow (among other characters, most of whom are probably dead now) have officially beaten out another HBO series with a lot…

June 5, 2014, 5:01 PM EDT

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